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Weather in northwest Orange County for Sunday, April 17, 2022:

Today:

Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 72. Light south wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 54. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.

Highs are expected to remain in the low to mid-70s through the week.

Courtesy of HistoryNet:

  • 1524 Present-day New York Harbor is discovered by Giovanni da Verrazzano.
  • 1741 Birth of Samuel Chase, signer of the Declaration of Independence
  • 1758 Frances Williams, the first African-American to graduate from a college in the western hemisphere, publishes a collection of Latin poems.
  • 1808 Bayonne Decree by Napoleon Bonaparte of France orders seizure of U.S. ships.
  • 1820 Birth of Alexander Cartwright, sportsman, developed baseball.
  • 1824 Russia abandons all North American claims south of 54′ 40′.
  • 1861 Virginia becomes the eighth state to secede from the Union.
  • 1864 General Ulysses Grant bans the trading of prisoners.
  • 1865 Mary Surratt is arrested as a conspirator in the Lincoln assassination.
  • 1929 Baseball player Babe Ruth and Claire Hodgson, a former member of the Ziegfeld Follies, get married.
  • 1947 Jackie Robinson bunts for his first major league hit.
  • 1969 Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
  • 1970 Apollo 13–originally scheduled to land on the moon–lands back safely on Earth after an accident.